June 18th, 2014
Edwin L. Gray, 91, of Apple Street, Weedville, died Monday, June 16, 2014 at his residence following a brief illness.
He was born March 26, 1923 in Clarington, son of the late Roy L. and Rose (Swaney) Gray.
On Aug. 12, 1951, he married Beverly J. (Wonderling) Gray; she survives.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1948-1949. He was a die setter for Keystone Carbon for 43 years having retired in 1988. He was a member of the American Legion Post #948 in Weedville for 50 years. He lived all his life in Bennetts Valley.
Ronald L. Austin, 69, of 1060 Theresia St., St. Marys, died Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Christ the King Manor.
He was born Sunday, Sept. 3, 1944, a son of the late Raymond and Doris Burr Austin.
Ron attended Jefferson High School in Jefferson, Ohio. He then attended Wilmington College. He served in the Marine Corp Reserve from 1965-1971. He enjoyed golfing and working, but most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandsons.
The St. Marys Legion Post 103 baseball squad erupted for nine runs in the third and fourth innings to pull away and defeat the Mt. Jewett squad by an 11-1 score in five innings Tuesday night at Berwind Park.
St. Marys Carbon recently received its AS9100 aerospace quality system certification following an intense nine-month process.
As a global supplier and manufacturer of carbon and carbon-graphite, St. Marys Carbon now has the opportunity to work with aviation, space and defense organizations while
having a positive impact to the community in the form of new, higher skilled jobs.
"Typically what this means for us is more jobs, more stability for the company," said James Slay, St. Marys Carbon general manager and Chief Operating Officer.
A Fourth Street house was demolished on Tuesday afternoon as part of the downtown St. Marys hotel project in which three structures were demolished including two on Depot Street taken down on Monday. R.J. Vollmer Excavating of St. Marys was awarded the demolition contract for the project. Several crews were onsite Tuesday as others worked to clear debris piles leftover from the structures while an environmental firm utilized equipment to obtain samples from the area, in part to determine how much fill will be needed to elevate a portion of the area above the 100 year flood plane.
RIDGWAY â€“ The Elk County Prison again received full compliance recognition following a mid-May inspection by the state Department of Corrections.
Warden Greg Gebauer, also a member of St. Marys City Council, reported the good news Tuesday morning during a county board of commissioners meeting.
"We've received complete compliance on seven consecutive occasions," he said as the perfect rating dates back to 2002. "In the past we were rated at 100 percent compliance but they've since stopped that rating process, now it's basically just full compliance.
Robert Woodring, 87, of Winslow Hill, Benezette, died Saturday, May 31, 2014 at the Snyder Memorial Nursing Home.
He was born Aug. 5, 1926, son of the late Otto and Lola (Crane) Woodring.
All his brothers, except one, served in the military and have now all gone home.
He is survived by a sister, Frances Anderson; a son, Reverend Gary Lee Gerrard; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by seven brothers, Dick, Carl, Ralph, Calvin, Rexford Sr., Leslie and Floyd Arron Woodring; and one sister, Hazel VanVoorhis.
Warren M. Johnson, 89, of York, died Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Pleasant Acres in York.Â
He was born in Grove City on May 14, 1925 and raised in Warren. He was the son of the late Eugene and Alma Christiansen Johnson. He was the husband of Marjorie (Young) Johnson for 64 years.
He was a graduate of Carnegie Institute of Technology, where he was a physics major, member of Carnegieâ€™s Kiltie Band and the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity.
Robert G. "Elvie" Hayes, 55, of 230 George St., St. Marys, died on Monday, June 16, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family following a hard fought battle with cancer.
He was born Oct. 12, 1958, a son of the late Gerald and Jane Spangler Hayes.
On Oct. 8, 1982 in Sacred Heart Church, he married Mary Nero Hayes, who survives.
A St. Marys man is charged with aggravated assault for allegedly assaulting hospital staff and police officers at Penn Highlands Elk on June 12.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, police arrived at the hospital to find Seth Ivan Rung, 19, of St. Marys, screaming, struggling against restraints and spitting at hospital staff. Reportedly, Rung was believed to be under the influence of alcohol and controlled substances and attempted to bite one of the police officers as they restrained him.